Awarded to Lucid Support Services Ltd

Start date: Monday 21 May 2018
Value: £90,300
Company size: SME
The Application Support & Infrastructure (ASI) organisation in DVLA

PS/18/78 Rational Tooling Configuration Build Specialist

0 Incomplete applications

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 26 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
Specialist technical knowledge in Rational Clearcase/ClearQuest tooling and industry best practice in software configuration build & release provision to migrate from Rational toolsets to open source toolsets. Automation of dependency management between NSL/VCL and OSL codebases and that deployables from the new configuration build & deployment system are fully functional.
Latest start date
Monday 21 May 2018
Expected contract length
3 months with option to extend for a further 3 months
Location
Wales
Organisation the work is for
The Application Support & Infrastructure (ASI) organisation in DVLA
Maximum day rate
£700.00 per day inclusive of T&S

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Primarily with Configuration Build & Release team resources within IT Service Creation in DVLA, plus Application Support and Infrastructure Support groups within ASI in DVLA, and Quality Engineering resources in DVLA.
What the specialist will work on
Required to extract and migrate VOB project codebases from Clearcase repository (NSL/Legacy) to GIT repository (OSL), to familiarise with the associated Clearcase bespoke compile/build/dependency/deployment systems in order to provision an equivalent compile/build/dependency/deployment OSL capability consistent with standard DVLA OSL technologies (GIT, Jenkins, Nexus, Artifactory).
Provide technical support to acceptance testing by operational support teams of migrated codebases deployed through the new deployment system.
Provide knowledge-share of the migration process and provide handover of the new deployment system with permanent staff as appropriate.
Use technical expertise in ClearQuest and SCM to provide guidance on an appropriate change/defect management process in Jira.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
DVLA RICHARD LEY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE,
UPPER FFOREST WAY,
SWANSEA VALE,
SWANSEA,
SA7 0AN
Working arrangements
The nature of the work dictates the location.
Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see appropriate.
Security clearance
Must have current SC clearance that is valid for 12 months.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Evidence of significant experience (minimum of 3 years) in the use of configuration management and software build tools in a complex environment.
  • Evidence of specialist technical expertise in the IBM Rational ClearCase toolset (minimum of 2 years).
  • Evidence of specialist technical expertise in the IBM Rational ClearQuest toolset (minimum of 2 years).
  • Evidence of detailed practical experience in PERL and shell script (minimum of 2 years).
  • Evidence of detailed practical experience in GIT or equivalent SCM tool (minimum of 2 years).
  • Evidence of detailed practical experience in Jenkins (minimum of 1 year)
  • Evidence of detailed practical experience in SonaType Nexus / Artifactory (minimum of 1 year)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in Weblogic.
  • Evidence of experience of working with Unix and Linux environments.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in Apache Maven or equivalent.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of Atlassian Jira.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to collaborate effectively with people of all seniorities and job types.
  • Self-starters who inspire others to action.
  • Able to encourage efficient communication.
  • Engaging with in-house staff and creating an environment of knowledge-sharing.
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. If a suitable candidate who matched all essential, nice-to-have and cultural requirements was identified, would the DVLA be able to support the SC clearance process?
As the assignment is for a period of 3 months, with the potential option to extend for 3 months, potential candidates are required to have SC clearance which is valid for 12 months.